Author: Ava Steil

MSD Spoken Word Club president Anna Bayuk presents her poem during the Zoom competition. Photo courtesy of Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network

MSD spoken word club competes in competition online during social distancing

On March 29, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Spoken Word club competed in Louder Than A Bomb, an ongoing festival dedicated to slam-style poetry. Unfortunately, this year they had to compete through Zoom, an online video meeting platform, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They competed […]

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During the BCPS Canvas crash, this page was all that students and teachers could see when trying to access the application. Photo by of Melissa Falkowski

BCPS systems crash on first day of distance learning

On Monday, March 30, Broward County Public Schools began their new online school approach known as “distance learning,” which consists of video calls on zoom and assignments published on Canvas, a digital learning platform often used by teachers and students throughout the year. However, this […]

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Broward School Board Superintendent Robert Runcie holds a press conference to discuss the school district's plans regarding travel regulations and other guidelines in response to the coronavirus or COVID-19, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Photo courtesy of Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun Sentinel

COVID-19 creates major changes within Broward County Public Schools

On Friday, March 13, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie held a press conference announcing that all BCPS schools were to be temporarily shut down effective on Monday, March 16. Prior to this decision, Runcie had declared that all after-school events, including sports such […]

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Anthony Rizzo stands in front of the newly named Anthony Rizzo fields at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 3, 2020. Photo courtesy of Jillian Jarboe

MSD baseball fields renamed in honor of alumnus Anthony Rizzo

On Monday, Feb. 3, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball field received a few new upgrades. Anthony Rizzo, former MSD Eagle, and current Chicago Cub made a guest appearance on the pitching mound of his alma mater. In preparation for the start of the […]

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Keeping in Touch. Principal Michelle Kefford records her weekly ParentLink phone call. These calls help to keep MSD families up to date on school activities. Photo by Joyce Han

Principal Michelle Kefford shares her plans for MSD during the 2019-2020 school year

The beginning of the 2019-2020 school year has brought several changes for both the students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In addition to new classes, teachers, and students, the pupils at MSD are also welcoming their new principal, Michelle Kefford. Before taking […]

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Tik Tok, the app used to post the threatening video, has become increasingly popular amongst teens.

Christopher Columbus High School student arrested after posting threatening video

On Friday, Sept. 13, a student at Christopher Columbus High School was arrested after posting a video on the social media app Tik Tok, implicating threats to three other South Florida high schools. The video depicts the 16-year-old pointing to the names of La Salle […]

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MSD prepares for Hurricane Dorian

MSD prepares for Hurricane Dorian

As Florida’s Hurricane Season nears its end date of Nov. 30, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School begins preparations for Hurricane Dorian. The Category 4 storm is predicted to hit on Monday, Sept. 2. All Broward County Public Schools were already scheduled to be closed on […]

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New banner depicts calming forest scenery. Photo by Zoe Gordon

New banner installed around 1200 building

On Sunday, Aug. 18, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School welcomed the installation of a new banner adorned with printed trees. This newest addition to the school now covers the 12-foot fence surrounding the 1200 building. Prior to the installment of the new banner, the 1200 […]

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Dancing Queen. Senior Helena Denny dances at prom on May 11 at The Westin Ft. Lauderdale hotel. Photo by Nyan Clarke

MSD wins ‘Ultimate Prom’ Hollister contest

On April 8, leadership teacher Danielle Driscoll made an announcement to the student body that the senior class of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School had won a special prom through a Hollister contest.  For the first time, Hollister held a contest for high schools around […]

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Celebrate Success. Principal Ty Thompson congratulates the Eagle Regiment of the FMBC Class 5A championship title on Nov. 20, 2017. Photo by Emma Dowd

Ty Thompson steps down from MSD principal position

After a last minute meeting of teachers at the end of the school day, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Principal Ty Thompson stepped down from his position. This departure will be effective as of June 6, 2019, the last official day of the 2018-2019 school […]

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